Also see our Genealogy Workshops schedule!
If you've always wanted to know how to research your family history, take a long lunch break and visit our Genealogy Roundtable!
National Archives, Mid-Atlantic Region in downtown Philadelphia. Entrance is on Chestnut St. between 9th & 10th streets.
12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
First Friday every month:
March 1: Speaker Deb Fox
GRANDMA WAS A WHAT?! : Collecting and Preserving Your Family Stories
Family historians often focus on hunting records, and forget to preserve the family lore. Without the stories of our ancestors' lives, our trees are simply branches full of data. Stories are more than written pieces--they can be chanted, sung, painted, and cooked. A family story can be as long as a novel or as short as a sentence. Do your cousins' eyes glaze over when you try to interest them in your charts and GEDCOM files? Watch their interest in the family history grow when you include the stories that bring your ancestors to life.
April 5: Roundtable discussion
May 3: Speaker Bruce Laverty
June: Roundtable discussion
First Friday Genealogy Roundtables are a collaboration between the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and the National Archives at Philadelphia.
Bring your lunch and enjoy our complimentary beverages.
Ask questions! Share your wisdom! Meet new friends!